Manchester United 'pay six-figure compensation fee' to League Two club
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Manchester United have paid a six-figure compensation fee to Doncaster Rovers, according to a fresh report.
The Old Trafford club are compensating the League Two outfit after signing Zac Watson, Jariyah Shah and Neithan Barbosa, all 14, to their academy last year.
Forward Neithan and midfielder Jariah joined in April last year while Zack moved to United in September.
Man Utd hand out scholarships
The Doncaster Free Press have claimed that all three have already been handed scholarship deals by their new club.
Tak Shah, the father of Jariyah, said via Mail Online: “It was a fantastic team, they were very good. I'm really, really proud of all of them.
“Every week they are playing against the best players in the world and matching them. Zac attended an England under-15 camp in December, Jariyah has been chosen to play against Real Madrid and Barcelona next month.
“He's moving over to Manchester full-time at Easter. The club have been brilliant with us. We are a Muslim family, they let him have time off if he needs it for any of his fasting or Ramadan.
“It's definitely some life but I will say to anybody who thinks it easy, it's far from it. I can see why now why a small number of people make it. It's not down to talent, it's down to hard work.”
Leeds United are also believed to have paid a six-figure compensation to Doncaster, having signed Logan White in September.
In an attempt to keep him at the club, Doncaster reportedly allowed White to join first-team training on a non-contract basis back in August.
His father, Sam, said, via the Mail Online: “He loved it. It was just to give him a bit of a treat to push him a bit more.
“At Doncaster, they could never push him enough. Leeds are really happy with him since he's been there he is the top-scorer in his age group. He's starting to play with the year above now.”
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